Sally writes: Holy Week is almost upon us, I suspect that ordained or not, other revgal/pals calendars look a bit like mine, FULL, FULL, FULL ... So faced with a busy week:
1. What restores you physically?
A nap always works, although a hot shower is good too. For some reason, I tend to get my neck in weird positions at work with eye exams, so a trip to the chiropractor does the trick there.
2. What strengthens you emotionally/ mentally?
Spending time and sharing my thoughts and feelings with family and friends.
3. What encourages you spiritually?
Getting out in nature. (For me, the best part of skiing--although I haven't been in a while--is getting to the very top, breathing in the crisp air, and taking in the panoramic view.)
(Mt Hood photo from ski-bums.org)
The other thing that "encourages me spiritually" (and I can't quite articulate why) is attending a well done theatre performance.
4. Share a favourite poem or piece of music from the coming week.
There is a piece called Search Me, O God that has a really lovely part for the oboe (which I played when our choir sang it).
5.There may be many services for you to attend/lead over the next week, which one are you most looking forward to and why? If there aren't do you have a favourite day in Holy week if so which one is it?
I'm still not connected with a church, but the last Maundy Thursday service I attended back in the days of RevSS was meaningful.